Brady Witbeck is an environmental attorney whose practice focuses on complex litigation and regulatory compliance. He counsels clients through all phases of litigation in both state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies.
Brady has a range of experience in environmental and energy laws, regulations concerning air and water quality, hazardous substances, and climate change. He has litigated matters involving the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Water Act, and the Clean Air Act, as well as their state law equivalents and implementing regulations.
He also has experience representing purchasers of contaminated properties, known as brownfields, to help minimize his clients' environmental liabilities, as well as advising clients looking to acquire, develop or finance properties impaired with environmental contamination.
Brady received his J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, where he served as the Executive Articles Editor for the Southern California Law Review and the Chairperson of the USC chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.
A lead associate representing a major gas and energy company in litigation relating to a gas leak which included more than 394 individual and government complaints involving more than 38,000 individual plaintiffs, and multiple class actions.
Lead associate representing major oil and gas clients and manufactures in response to multi-million-dollar enforcement actions brought by federal and California agencies.
Lead associate representing a large group of potentially responsible parties as common counsel at a closed hazardous waste landfill.
Lead attorney representing major travel company in a consumer arbitration. Secured a complete dismissal for client.
Represented a semi-autonomous water supply agency in litigation and administrative proceedings concerning fuel leaks from a federal facility that poisoned drinking water for thousands of residents and threatened the state’s overall water quality.
Awards & Affiliations
Barristers/Young Attorneys Section of LACBA, Chair of the Pro Bono/Community Investment Committee
Environmental Law Section of LACBA, Executive Committee Member
Bar & Court Admissions
- State Bar of California
- U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, 2018
Brigham Young University, 2015